The Data For 1868-1920 Cover Manhattan And Portions Of The Bronx (The Entire Bronx Beginning 1898. Figures For 1898-1901 Are Estimated Residential Buildings For 4 Boroughs Excluding Brooklyn Multiplied By Ratio Of Total New Buildings For Manhattan And Bronx To Total New Buildings For The 4 Boroughs). Published Figures For 1880 And 1892 Are For Five Months Raised On Basis Of Total New Buildings, 12 Months To Total New Buildings, 5 Months. From 1902-On, Data Are Shown For Manhattan Only. Residential Buildings Are Sum Of Detached Dwellings, Flats, And Tenements (Frame Tenements And Other Structures For 1898-1901; Notes Say "Other" Is A Small Quantity. Source: 1868-80: Ny City Record, 1881-92: Nyc, Annual Report Of Fire Dept.; 1893-1901: Ny City Record And Annual Report Of Building Dept; 1902-35: Nyc (Bronx), Annual Report Of President; 1936-44: Records Of Dept. Of Housing And Buildings.
This NBER data series a02053a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02053a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Value of Plans For Residential Building, Manhattan for New York, NY [A0253AUS35620A398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0253AUS35620A398NNBR/, July 30, 2015.